Cheesy Rice Pilaf Chicken Bake

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READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by MarthaStewartWanabe

This is a super easy and delicious chicken bake recipe using packaged rice pilaf mix. I used Knorr Rice Sides Rice Pilaf but believe any rice pilaf mix would do. (NOTE: If using another brand, check the moisture ratio. If the package directions call for more or less water/broth than my recipe, simply add the amount indicated on the package.) The rice is perfectly cooked and seasoned, and the chicken turns out ultra-moist topped with melted cheddar cheese. DH and my 15-month-old DD enjoyed every bite.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a 9 x 13 baking pan, lay chicken breasts side-by-side.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine rice pilaf mix, olive oil, garlic, onion and chicken broth. Pour evenly over chicken breasts.
  4. Cover pan with aluminum foil, securing all sides, and bake for 30-40 minutes (depending on the size of your chicken breasts--some found at the supermarket today are mamouth!).
  5. Once chicken breasts are cooked through, remove pan from oven. Preheat broiler to medium heat.
  6. Evenly divide cheddar cheese and sprinkle the top of each chicken breast.
  7. Place pan 4-6 inches from heat source (uncovered) and broil for 2-3 minutes or until cheese has melted and begun to brown slightly.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

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